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Urizen
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Update ] - News related to Top Story: Fallout 3 news | More info on Person: Todd Howard | More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 3

In a lengthy article about Bethesda, the Escapist also interviews Todd Howard, who has this to say about Fallout 3:

"... you have to define the experience the first one had and stay true to it," he said. "I think the first Fallout's tone is brilliant, but then they start to drift in the sequel and subsequent games. When it comes to humor, I'm very anti 'jokes' in games. Most designers try too hard to tell a joke, and it just doesn't work. I think good humor for Fallout is dry, almost satirical. Like getting your leg blown off, blood starts spraying all over the place and you get the little [PIPBoy] interface image giving you the thumbs up - I find that funny. Horrible situations juxtaposed against cartoon mascots. But that's just me.

"We're headed in the right direction. I want us to be seen as the developers that keep that old school game experience at heart, but keeps pushing it forward, that tries new things. If you see 'Bethesda Game Studios' on the box, you know there are some crazy ideas in there. We won't always get it right, but we'll always keep trying."


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

...and the plot thickens.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

He talks the talk....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mr. Teatime wrote:
He talks the talk....


Indeed.

I was slightly puzzled by Escapist's "Fallout setting = dark humor" statement.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mr. Teatime wrote:
He talks the talk....


But, so far, he still walks like a duck...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

how horrible
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yay, They're talking the talk.

Now we wait a year or so to see if its bullshit or for real.

Of course, their latest release, Star Trek Legacy, shows they just talk the talk.

Then blackball fansites that point out fuckups.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top



Could it be more satirical? I think we got our best propaganda pic right here... and we didn't even make it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

what are you posting on dac for? this is where you need to go: "editor@escapistmag.com" and "escapistmagazine.com/contact/subject/mailbag"
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

PsychoSniper wrote:
Yay, They're talking the talk.

Now we wait a year or so to see if its bullshit or for real.

Of course, their latest release, Star Trek Legacy, shows they just talk the talk.

Then blackball fansites that point out fuckups.


We won't have to wait that long. They'll probably have a bunch of goodies to show at E3.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

PsychoSniper wrote:

Now we wait a year or so to see if its bullshit or for real.

Of course, their latest release, Star Trek Legacy, shows they just talk the talk.



Yeah, or you could even weigh Toddy's "stayin' true and keepin' it oldschool, yo!" propaganda against how he skullfucked The Elder Scrolls with Oblivion.

Is he trying to hook retards, or does he really think people have no memory?
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PsychoSniper wrote:



Mine's on subject tho.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Fortune's Red Headed Step Child




LOOK!

J.B.:
page 2:
Quote:
... They took the notion of "open-ended" to an extreme; ...



He wrote the ""E"" word!


The console kid that lies with in, is now all warm and fuzzy.


Drama at Zenimax.
Note the corporate in fighting, feather bedding, and golden parachutes, appears to be a smarter, therefore richer, genus species of corporate animal. As predatory a pack of suits as Heave's hyenas at Interplay.

The FO tradition continues!


All the business biopsies aside, I'm confused about the BJ's Escapist audience, was this 'talk the talk' for Beth fans, 'walk the walk' for FO fans, or 'milk the cow' for Fortune 500 fans?

Am I to 'buy' this view of Todd's retooling innovation skillz, or buy stock in the parent corp, Zenimax?





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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

4too is my hero.
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Or in language a console kiddy could understand.


BETHESDA IS STILL FULL OF SHIT.
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